Salisbury Press

Sunday, August 25, 2019

SALISBURY POLICE

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

An unknown person entered the pool building at Waldheim Park, 2400 S. Hall St., and removed $58.60 from a locked cash box. The burglary was reported 10:59 a.m. Aug. 9.

Someone entered a garage in the 400 block of East Rock Road and removed tools. The theft was reported 2:08 p.m. Aug. 12.

An unknown person damaged windows in the upper bath house at Waldheim Park, 2400 S. Hall St. Damage is estimated to be $200. The incident was reported 10:59 a.m. Aug. 9.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Aug. 21

Alburtis Area 55+ seniors meet noon at the Alburtis Rod & Gun Club, 3818 Gun Club Road, Alburtis. Hot dogs are served with potluck luncheon plus bingo. Many bus trips are planned. For more information, call 610-966-4996.

Aug. 24

Green Acres Park Reunion 7 p.m. at the Foundation Tavern (outdoor bar at Shepherd Hills Golf Club).

A free public concert featuring the Macungie Band 7 p.m. at Luther Crest, 800 Hausman Road. The band will perform musical...

Free trial offer scams

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

AARP

Social media, TV and other media often advertise free trial offers that claim to be “risk free.” However, some “free” trial offers end up being traps that lock consumers into plans that charge recurring fees.

Often a free trial offer will require you to provide your credit card information for a nominal shipping fee. However, once you accept the offer and the company has your payment information, you may be charged for products you never intended to order.

Read up...

Public Wi-Fi scams

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Fraud Watch

Are you using public Wi-Fi?

Free Wi-Fi is a great convenience, but it can be risky. Scammers can set up a Wi-Fi network with a name similar to the one you’re intending to use, hoping you’ll connect to it, or they can hijack your information between you and the Wi-Fi access point.

Do no more than check the weather or browse sports scores; otherwise, hackers can steal your passwords, see your email or intercept financial transactions.

Make sure your...

Rotary Club of Allentown joins forces with Habitat for Humanity

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by ROSARIA M. STOOPS in Local News

Rotary Club of Allentown Habitat volunteers recently worked on a restoration project in downtown Allentown.

They worked alongside the home’s future owner and two other future home buyers.

The heat index was high, but spirits were higher – and fortunately the air conditioning was installed and made operational two days before the painting started.

The Rotarians and friends put a second coat of paint on every room inside the house and a third coat on most of the rooms and...

EDITOR’S VIEW

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Banning the sale of long guns will not stop someone hell-bent on killing large numbers of people in one horrific event.

Most who have committed mass shootings (the Oct. 1, 2017, Las Vegas massacre excluded) are young males in their teens or 20s.

I have no doubt if AK-15s or AK-47s were banned, the mass killings would continue, perhaps on a much larger and deadlier scale.

Take away the guns and bombs could be next.

Instructions for making bombs are readily...

Alumni Wall Honor nominations due Sept. 1

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

STSD

The Salisbury Township School District is proud to continue the Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor.

The program recognizes notable Salisbury Township School District alumni who have brought honor to the Salisbury Township School District.

The district is seeking nominees who have distinguished themselves and contributed to society in an exemplary manner.

Awards are given annually with the number of nominees inducted at the discretion of the selection...

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

PENN STATE

EXTENSION

Join the Penn State Extension Lehigh and Northampton County Master Gardeners for plant workshops “Pollinators and Your Vegetable Garden: A Symbiotic Relationship Workshop” and “Today’s Hydrangeas Workshop.”

The workshop “Pollinators and Your Vegetable Garden: A Symbiotic Relationship Workshop” is scheduled 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 24 at the Burnside Plantation Pollinator Demonstration Garden, 1461 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem.

Did you know many of...